Everton’s Romelu Lukaku Insists Decision Over His Future ‘Has Already Been Made’

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Romelu Lukaku has made it clear that a decision on Everton’s offer of a new contract has already been made while defending his “ambition” to win trophies.

After Lukaku’s agent Mino Raiola revealed last month a new deal was 99.9 per cent agreed, reports emerged that the player had told Everton he doesn’t want to sign a new deal, whereas the club still held out hope for a resolution.

But speaking to the reporters while with the Belgium national team, Lukaku showed no doubt that his mind is made up.

“The decision has already been made so I can’t talk about that,” Lukaku said of his future at Everton.

The exciting attacker then defended his “ambition” – one week after criticising Everton’s efforts to sign top players and push for honours.

“There is nothing wrong with ambition. You have to embrace it and where you are as a footballer,” he said.

“I’ve made a long way until now but the road is still long and I know I have to improve and get better. I want to help Everton as much as I can, as well as the national team. I think a lot of stuff can be achieved.

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“Sometimes people will mistake things that I say but it’s just ambition that I have; I want to win titles and trophies and I don’t think people should take that as arrogance – people should embrace it.

“This is what footballers need to achieve if they want to become the best, and I think young kids need to learn that too.”

The 23-year-old striker’s national team Belgium will face Greece in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday before a friendly with Russia next Tuesday.

However, it was Lukaku’s future on Merseyside which still grabs the headlines, with Chelsea and Manchester United both lining up moves for the Everton star this summer.


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